Prof. Dr. Iris Goldner Lang, LL.M. (LSE), is a Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law and the holder of the UNESCO Chair on Free Movement of People, Migration and Inter-Cultural Dialogue at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law.
In 2015/2016 she was a John Harvey Gregory Visiting Professor of Law and World Organization (course ‘Global Effects of EU Law’) and a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School. In June/July 2017 she was again a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School and held a series of lectures at Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinic.
Goldner Lang graduated in law (LL.B.) and in English language and literature (B.A.) at the University of Zagreb. As a British Government Chevening Scholar, she earned her LL.M. degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She did part of her doctoral research at the LSE and as an Ernst-Mach Scholar at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz (Austria). She works at the Department of European Public Law which she chaired from 2013 until 2015. She has been an expert and/or leader of a number of EU-funded Jean Monnet projects, including two Jean Monnet Modules “EU Migration Law and Policy” and “EU Internal Market Law” granted by the European Commission. She holds the UNESCO Chair on Free Movement of People, Migration and Inter-Cultural Dialogue at the University of Zagreb. She has held a number of visiting lectures (Harvard, Boston University, Temple University, LSE, University of Stockholm, University of Vienna, University of Lisbon, Court of Justice of the EU, European Parliament, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Alpbach Forum Summer School, etc.). She is the editor of three books and the author of numerous articles, chapters in books and a book titled “From Association to Accession: How Free is the Free Movement of Persons in the EU?”. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy (CYELP). She is the president of the Croatian Society for European Law (FIDE branch) and the Croatian representative in the Odysseus Monnet Network for Immigration and Asylum (OMNIA). Her research interests include EU migration and asylum law, EU free movement law, EU health law and legal aspects of the EU fiscal and economic integration.
- Human Rights and Legitimacy in the Implementation of EU Asylum and Migration Law, in S. Vöneky and G. L. Neuman (eds.), Human Rights, Democracy, and Legitimacy in a World of Disorder, Cambridge University Press, pp. 234-262, 2018.
- The European Union and Migration: An Interplay of National, Regional and International Law, American Journal of International Law (AJIL) Unbound 111, pp. 509-513, 2018.
- Croatia and EU Asylum Law: Playing on the Sidelines of at the Centre of Events?, in V. Stoyanova and E. Karageorgiou (eds.), The New Asylum and Transit Countries in Europe During and in the Aftermath of the 2015/2016, Crisis, Brill, 93-112, forthcoming in 2018.
- The EU Financial and Migration Crises: Two Crises – Many Facets of Solidarity, in A. Biondi, E. Dagilyte & E. Küçük (eds.), Solidarity in EU Law: Legal Principle in the Making, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 133-160, 2018.
- Article 80 TFEU: Solidarity in EU Asylum, Migration and Border Controls, in The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) – A Commentary, Hermann-Josef Blanke and Stelio Mangiameli (eds.), Springer, forthcoming in 2019.